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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Buldir Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 50.6283S, 175.4676WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 195 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska (121 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:09:52 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 175.4676° East, latitude 50.6283° North, depth = 5.5 km. Id of earthquake: ak18596443. Event ids that are associated: ak18596443. Global time and date of event 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 11:09:52 / February 27, 2018 @ 11:09 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 195 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.4676° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.6283° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 195km S of Buldir Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-27 11:09:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 01:57:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak18596443 Id of event.
Event Code 18596443 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18596443, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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